Record Striped Bass Caught At Bull Shoals Lake

By on June 1, 2015
Lawrence Dillman holds up a record striped bass he caught from Bull Shoals Lake. (Credit: Missouri Department of Conservation via Wired2Fish)

A massive striped bass was caught at Bull Shoals Lake in late May, according to Wired2Fish. It came in at more than 65 pounds after its weight was certified by officials at the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Lawrence Dillman was the lucky angler. He caught the big bass using a simple rod and reel.

“Once the fish was on the line, I knew I had a decent one, but I didn’t at all think it was a striped bass,” said Dillman to Wired2Fish. “I thought it was a spoonbill or something else. But when I got him to the bank, I knew I had something amazing!”

The giant fish weighed 65 pounds, 2 ounces and had a length of just under 50 inches. Its girth was an even 3 feet. The stats beat the previous pole-and-line state record of 60 pounds, 9 ounces that was also caught at Bull Shoals Lake, in 2011.

Featured Image: Lawrence Dillman holds up a record striped bass he caught from Bull Shoals Lake. (Credit: Missouri Department of Conservation via Wired2Fish)

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